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Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Painterly Textiles by Rebecca Atwood

It isn’t often that the creative process is patently evident in a final product, but Rebecca Atwood’s textiles—produced under her self-named label—thankfully, leave nothing to the imagination. The Brooklyn-based designer’s motifs are derived so directly from her ravishing hand painted compositions that we’d be forgiven for mistaking her screen printed and digitally produced fabrics for watercolor paintings themselves. — Continue reading

Verner Panton’s Green Room

Categories: Uncategorized
Verner Panton’s Green Room

Modernists may use green sparingly, but Verner Panton never bought much into the concept of spare—especially when the subject was interior design The creator of some of the most dizzyingly bombastic interiors ever, the Danish great composed what is, arguably, the most famous green room of the Mid Century era, with his 1969 design — Continue reading

Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Kartell Sale: Save 15% through March 23

2Modern’s March sales continue with reductions on Kartell modern furniture, lighting, and contemporary decor items, including the sparkling Kartell Precious Metals collection. Longtime favorites, like the Kartell Masters Chair, Bloom Pendant Lamp, and Mini Taj Table Lamp, have been given a range of dazzling new sheens with glittering coats of gold, silver, and copper—and are — Continue reading

Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Boundary Window by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Tokyo-based architectural practice Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo have transformed an ordinary two-story Tokyo building into a striking loft-like dwelling via an unusual architectural element: a steel-and-glass grid of windows that entirely fronts the structure like a gate. The 2014 project, which garnered the young firm a prestigious Emerging Architecture Award by The Architectural Review, was undertaken to meet the requirements of — Continue reading

PP Møbler Reissues Hans Wegner’s Tub Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
PP Møbler Reissues Hans Wegner’s Tub Chair

The Tub Chair may be amongst Hans J. Wegner’s lesser known creations, but there’s little mystery as to why. Though bearing the characteristic grace for which the Danish master’s designs are treasured, the complicated two-shell structure of the Tub Chair’s body proved too technologically difficult to produce commercially back in 1954—the year Wegner conceived of it. With — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Lightecture and Sonneman

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Lightecture and Sonneman

Our month-long Modern Lighting Sales are in full swing, and feature a broad range of designs by the best contemporary lighting brands. Included are designs by Lightecture, a company steeped in the creative traditions of Italy, and Sonneman, the American lighting company whose motto ‘a way of light,’ illustrates their unique approach to lighting design. Contemporary pendant lights, — Continue reading

Normann Copenhagen’s Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Normann Copenhagen’s Swan Oak Wins 2015 iF Design Award

Only time will tell if Swan Oak will eventually earn iconic status akin to that of the Eames House Bird—Vitra’s reproduction of a treasured piece of folk art prominently displayed in the home of Charles and Ray Eames—but for now Normann Copenhagen can revel in the 2015 iF Design Award bestowed on its own winsome wooden bird. — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Pablo, Louis Poulsen, Marset, FLOS

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Pablo, Louis Poulsen, Marset, FLOS

2Modern is launching into spring with a fresh and lively Modern Lighting Sale, in which the world’s top lighting brands are being offered at a 15% reduction. Save on designs by San Francisco’s trending Pablo, Denmark’s venerable Louis Poulsen, Italy’s elegant FLOS, and Barcelona’s glamorous Marset, among others, throughout the month of March. Modern pendant lights, contemporary — Continue reading

Roos Van Dijk’s Architectural Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Roos Van Dijk’s Architectural Paintings

Architecture, we’re happy to note, is increasingly finding a place in contemporary art, as illustrated by the work of the young Dutch painter Roos Van Dijk. Much like the British artist Rebecca Telford—whose work was recently featured here—Van Dijk finds endless opportunities in the facades of buildings to display her instinct for graphic patterning and geometric compositions. Her paintings — Continue reading

Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Artemide through March 22

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Artemide through March 22

Our Modern Lighting Sale is an illuminating way to welcome spring. Offering solid savings on modern pendant lights, artful sconces, contemporary chandeliers, and floor and desk lamps, this month-long lighting sale features names both venerable and emerging, storied and trending. Chief amongst them is Artemide, the 50 year-old Italian lighting company which has long distinguished — Continue reading

Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Muji Air Purifier by Kazushige Miyake

Muji, the Japanese design brand that has managed to turn color-free, radical simplicity into a lusted-after esthetic, has added an elegant air purifier to its growing collection of unsexy electronic gadgets. Designed by Kazushige Miyake, Muji’s Air Purifier trades in the typical bulky shape and knob-laden profile of household air purifiers for a supremely pared down 20-inch perforated cylinder — Continue reading

Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which — Continue reading

New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting

A dazzling new addition to 2Modern’s family of brands is Foscarini, a Venice-based lighting company whose offerings include innovative creations by some of foremost contemporary designers on the scene—Patricia Urquiola’s sparkling Caboche collection of modern lamps (above) being amongst the most notable. Fueled by the desire to create lamps of “pure emotion,” Foscarini has presided — Continue reading

LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel

If there was any confusion as to where exactly the full effect of Candelabro—the bombastically beautiful suspension lighting fixture created by Spanish design brand LZF—could be best illustrated, it’s been cleared up beautifully by Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel. In choosing Candelabro—a canopy of 15 separate elements representing LZF’s most recognizable lamps—for its main lobby, the hotel selected a dramatic tactile — Continue reading

Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table

Carl Hansen & Søn, gatekeepers of Hans J. Wegner’s legacy, have just re-issued a Wegner-designed tray table that was originally introduced in 1970. Exhibited at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, CH417 Tray Table, comprised of circular wood top and foldable metal base, will now be made available in the original laminate version as — Continue reading

Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5

Our Knoll Classics Sale offers a chance for modern design enthusiasts to own a piece of design history. Some of the most familiar and exalted modernist designs of the 20th Century, created by masters like Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Florence Knoll, are being offered today at an elegant 15% reduction. — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

NakNak, a Taiwanese brand focused on products fashioned in its 30 year-old metal workshop, exhibited an inventive range of functional home goods at this month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair—these house numbers amongst the standouts. The Wire Number series, designed by the Stockholm-based team of Kyuhuung Cho & Erik Olovsson, is an exquisitely decorative collection of steel wire compositions, each — Continue reading

‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
‘Escape’ Canvas Bag from Forestbound

Three guesses as to the purpose of this explicitly stylish, yet wholly utilitarian, bag—ready and waiting to play accomplice to a great escape. The creation of Alice Saunders, a Boston-based designer who sources vintage textiles for her Massachusetts studio Forestbound, this roomy weekender has been fashioned from sturdy, repurposed canvas, and comes outfitted with the kind of — Continue reading

James De Wulf EXCLUSIVE SALE: Save 15% Feb 17-March 3

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
James De Wulf EXCLUSIVE SALE: Save 15% Feb 17-March 3

Concrete modernism at its most literal describes the work of James De Wulf, a Los Angeles-based designer who oversees a range of modern furniture that merges simple forms with advanced concrete technology. A synthesis of contemporary craft and cutting-edge material application, James De Wulf furniture—exemplified by his exceedingly reductive indoor/outdoor Concrete Ping Pong and — Continue reading

Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

“Just because it’s a chicken coop, it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative,” opined Stephen Cassell of New York’s Architecture Research Office (ARO)—who got very creative indeed in designing a home for a brood of chickens on the eastern end of Long Island. Built for a Hamptons-dwelling, chicken-raising client who had designs on a coop — Continue reading